LGBT Wedding Data

Data Compiled by Equality Institute in conjunction with Community Marketing, WeddingWire and GayWeddings.com

This data represents couples married or engaged between June 2013 and June 2016.
  • 74% of same-sex couples are paying for the wedding entirely themselves  
  • 55% of same-sex couples have the emotional support of at least one set of parents
  • Same-sex couples are expecting an average of 94 guests at their wedding
  • 25% of same-sex couples have no attendants/wedding party  
  • 55% of same-sex couples are looking for vendors in LGBTQ specific resources.
  • 52% were afraid of rejection based on sexual orientation/gender identity.12% know they were rejected by vendors and 13% suspect but are not sure (this arises when vendors don't return calls or emails to known same-sex couples)
  • 86% find it very important that a vendor serves and supports our weddings
  • 99% found it very positive to see businesses which use same-sex couples or same-sex weddings as part of their marketing campaigns
  • 51% found it challenging to find themselves represented in wedding resources
  • Only 6% of same-sex couples read wedding magazines and only 5% read wedding blogs.
  • 91% of same-sex couples do not have their ceremony in a place of worship  
Additionally, according to Gallup, as of June 2016, there have been 491,000 same-sex couples who legally married, and according to the Williams Institute, $1.3+ billion has been spent by same-sex couples on their weddings from June 2015-June 2016.


We have even more facts and figures.  Contact us to learn more independent data we've been collecting about LGBTQ weddings.